June 30, 2014
I hope you guys has a fantastic weekend. Ours was good. For the next two weeks I will be in party planning mode. Peyton's birthday party is Sunday and Mister's party is next Friday. Please pray for me! In the meantime, Peyton looked like a little Jackie O in this beautiful floral gingham dress I found at JCP.
June 27, 2014
Happy Mamanista Friday! I'm looking forward to a pretty low key weekend just working on Peyton's and Mister's birthday parties. This week for Mamanista Fridays, Mama Fashion Files and I are rocking shorts. I hear a lot of women over 30 say they can't wear shorts. That's a lie! Other than booty shorts, we got this!
June 25, 2014
I've been making over several areas in my house but my bedroom is a HOT mess! Our master bedroom is 40% sleeping, 20% dining room, 20% laundry room, 20% shoes and clothes, and 100% Peyton's! This child take her little wagons and shopping carts, and fill them with toys and roll them into our room to unload. Just as much as our room needs a good cleaning we need to bring some sexy back and give Peyton the boot! I signed of for Wayfair Daily Sales alerts to keep up with the best deals for decorating my home. Little by little, I plan to give our hodgepodge of a master bedroom a mini makeover using Wayfair Daily Sales.
June 24, 2014
Slight change of plans. I've been going hard working out and eating right for the last two weeks. I waited till Friday morning to get on the scale. I was 3 pounds heavier. I was devastated and immediately went to pick up a chicken biscuit and hash browns. I was upset all day. Everyone I shared this devastating news with would tell me “It’s because you’re gaining muscle, just stick with it”. BS! I've totally changed how I was eating, cooking every day (I hate) and working out 4 times a week. Last thing I need to be doing is gaining. I might as well have sat home eating French fries. I was in a dark place. I felt like I had wasted two weeks. I was sure I would be down 3-5 pounds by now, instead I’m going up. Even though I didn't want to hear my friends try to justify my weight gain, the fact that they cared enough to listen kept me encouraged. Saturday, woke up in better spirits and decided to keep pressing forward. I knew I had to make more changes.
June 23, 2014
I hope you all had a wonderful 1st weekend of summer! Our summer is going to be pretty busy. I have about 15 friends with birthdays to celebrate and that doesn't included Peyton and Misters. Their birthdays are 5 days a part! I'm going to be overwhelmed the next couple of weeks trying to get two parties together. Please pray for me! In the mean time, check out Peyton in a look that we all can rock.
June 20, 2014
I'm so ready for the weekend. I had a rough and busy week. This "dieting" has me singing the blues. I'll share more next week in The Diet Diaries. This week Mama Fashion Files and I are rocking my closet favorite, a tunic!
June 18, 2014
Peyton loves nothing more than to dress like her mommy (besides Elsa and Ana). She calls herself a "fashion girl". She get it from her mama! So when the opportunity for us to dress a like, I oblige. I was super geeked to receive matching tunics for Peyton and I from Calypso St. Barth. I knew my fashion girl would love it.
June 17, 2014
Last week I shared my diet and fitness struggle with you. The struggle is real out here! The hardest part for me is eating right. On top of eating right, I don't like cooking. Plus, I don't have the time. I wish I could afford a chef or a fresh meal delivery service. I would loose this weight in not time. Unfortunately, I don't have it like that.
June 16, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed Father's Day weekend. I know Mister did. He was showered with gifts, had a big breakfast and played golf in the rain. I would say that was a win for him. While Mister played golf in the rain (side eye), I took Peyton for her first editorial photo shoot. Check out my Instagram for a few behind the scene pics. More on that soon! I have some exciting news today! I have found the motherland of designer clothes for kids! Be Mini Couture! Be Mini Couture is a one stop shop for designer threads for boys and girls and the items are less than the retail price! Keep reading to find out how to enter to when a $150 gift to Be Mini Couture.
June 13, 2014
June 11, 2014
A diet can mean two things. The kind of food a person eats or a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons. I need to change my "diet" in order to loose weight and to prevent life threatening diseases. I figured I would start health and fitness conversation on the blog. I'm not going to tell you how to lose weight, what to eat and what workouts to do. I plan to share what I'm doing to reach my goals and my ups and downs getting there. I think putting it out there will hold me accountable and maybe help someone else.
June 10, 2014
A new collection for the modern southern belle has arrived at Belk stores. Crown & Ivy, hit Belk stores a few months ago. The line is full of fresh and playful prints for the southern woman with a modern twist. I went on a little Crown & Ivy shopping spree at Belk and picked up some fabulous pieces that I can mix and match. Check out the looks I put together from just 6 Crown & Ivy pieces. Keep reading for a Crown & Ivy coupon and to enter to win $75 gift card to Belk!
June 9, 2014
I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend. Ours was pretty good. I had some technical issues on the back end of blog over the weekend. I'm so not a tech person and I can get frustrated when I don't now what's going on. I just have to take a breath and remember, no one is going to die because my blog is not working : ). Now on to Blue Peyton. Frozen is not going anywhere soon in our house. Everything Peyton does or wears has some relationship to Frozen. She had been begging to wear this Cherokee dress from Target because she would look like Blue Elsa.
June 6, 2014
We have some new thing going on with Mamanista Fridays! Even though we keep our style theme pretty simple for Mamanista Fridays, some of you would like a little more inspiration. Aracely from Mama Fashion Files and I decided to start a Pinterest board with looks for the style themes. You can follow the board HERE. This week, we're rocking graphic tees.
June 5, 2014
I still don't believe it's June already and Father's Day is next week! Father's Day has crept up on me. Why is it so tough to shop for men? I really feel they don't care what you get them as long as you let them play golf that day. Any who... I found a few things that Mister may be excited about from Neiman Marcus for well under $200!
June 3, 2014
A few months ago I was watching a 20/20 (or Dateline) special and they were talking about how bad nail salons were. It totally grossed me out. As if I wasn't already freaked out, they interviewed a lady that had to some of her leg removed because of an infection at a nail salon. Yeah, it feels good to have your feet rubbed but it's not worth me losing a leg. With the proper tools, you can achieve summer ready feet.
June 2, 2014
Happy June! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I can't believe that Peyton is going to be 4 years old next month! Boy, how time flies. Even though she looks 13 in these pictures, she is always going to be my baby doll.